Cowboys to waive veteran RB Darren McFadden

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Cowboys to waive veteran RB Darren McFadden

The Dallas Cowboys' backfield without Ezekiel Elliott is coming into focus.

The Cowboys on Sunday waived the veteran running back "based on mutual discussions" in recent days, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported, citing unidentified league sources.

Some expected McFadden to take over as the lead back after Elliott's suspension, but the veteran has received virtually no playing time this season. The 30-year-old was buried under Alfred Morris and Rod Smith on the depth chart and clearly did not appeal to Dallas coaches as a potential spark for the offense. "I really wish Darren nothing but the best". I grew up a Cowboys fan and it was awesome to wear the Star on my helmet. He went 7-of-9 over four games for the Cowboys. He signed with the Vikings this past offseason but an injury hurt his chances of making the team. The 49ers released him again just last week, and now he finds himself in Dallas.

It'll be interesting to see where he ends up next, as several teams could probably use his services.

The Cowboys added a new third running back to the group as Trey Williams was promoted from the practice squad with McFadden's open roster spot, Garrett said.

To say the 2017 season hasn't gone according to plan for former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden would be an understatement.

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